Decorating for fall creates a cozy autumnal vibe. For this table setting, designer Courtney Hinton goes for a neutral palette, blending white pumpkins with natural greenery. Plates by East Fork Pottery; vases and napkins available through Hearth + Home Interiors
With help from family, Harvest Farm owner Cassandra Bare grows 40 varieties of pumpkins and invites visitors out each fall for one of the region’s largest u-pick experiences.
An outing to a pumpkin farm is a quintessential fall experience that all ages will enjoy. And the ability to choose and cut your favorite gourd straight from the vine presents an even greater reward for busy little bodies.
When the air is crisp and the trees are bursting with color, regional pumpkin patches spring to life.
At Harvest Farm, families can partake in a corn maze, hayrides, and a tractor-pulled “Woolly Wagon” ride
In addition to an eight-acre u-pick patch, the farm also grows and sells pre-cut pumpkins.
Choose from 40 varieties of mini and heirloom pumpkins, gourds, and traditional jack-o’-lantern pumpkins.
Complement Your Home - When decorating a porch with pumpkins, it’s important to select colors that will complement your home’s exterior. Orange pumpkins are great against earth tone homes or rustic siding but may clash with certain bright colors. Pay attention to your door color as well. If you have a warm-colored door such as red or yellow, shy away from orange pumpkins and opt instead for an heirloom color like grey or white
Hinton created a coffee table display using stacked gourds and turned one, which she painted white, into a flower pot
Try an outside-the-box outdoor planter that rotates with the seasons; Stacked pumpkins add a whimsical touch.
Try an outside-the-box outdoor planter that rotates with the seasons.
Yum Yum Pumpkin Gingersnap Pie
Nature Wins - Hinton is not a fan of faux anything. She understands it’s sometimes easier to buy a faux pumpkin that you can reuse every year, but, she says, if you really want to make an impression, go with fresh pumpkins, squash, or greenery. An easy tip for a high-quality look is to place fresh herbs such as rosemary on your guest’s plate or tie it up in their napkin. It not only looks beautiful, but the fragrance is divine.
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- Image Erin Adams